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late this afternoon, lance armstrong has confessed to doping. the associated press reporting that he admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career. this was done during a interview with oprah ra winfrey. he apologized to staff members of livestrong. he has stronged denied doping charges for the last several years. he was stripped of his seven tour de france titles. the interview will air on thursday. >> and an update to a story we brought you a few weeks ago, today the national park service has painted gra fitty on one of it's own federal land marks. you will immediately recognize the message. it reads, peace, and freedom, welcome home on of the free indian land, in large red letters. that was first painted on the tower in 1969 when the prison closed and the native americans moved in for a two-year occupation. the water tower was refurbished, and a native american who was among the original occupiers helped to repaint the message. >> there was relief for commuters on the dunbarton bridge. toll lane 4 was reopened. the lane was closed from the beginning of th
'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. according to reports, lance armstrong made this confession in an interview he taped with oprah winfrey, following an emotional meeting with staffers at the livestrong headquarters. remember, this is a guy who, for years, has denied this charge and who has been defiant with his critics. >> this raises a lot of questions. number one, will this confession do anything to improve his public standing? and, two, will he now face a new wave of lawsuits? is there a possibility of criminal charges? we'll get into all those issues straight ahead. >>> natalie wood, for decades we've been told she drowned but now there's new evidence that suggests she was bruised before she went into the water. what impact will that evidence have on that case? >>> and more with our rare interview with supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. it's a candid interview. she talks about greets from her childhood. >>> author of da vinci code and "angels and demons," hundreds of millions of books in circulation around the world has a new book coming out this spring. what will it b
despicable vile human being to set foot on planet earth and i am so happy to have him. lance armstrong. >> hello, there, piers. i am excited to be here tonight to apologize to all the viewers out there who couldn't find the own network on their television. >> lance, in your interview with oprah, you did admit to using drugs, but a lot of people said that you showed no re force whatsoever. >> who said that? who? they're liars. >> lance, lance. >> you know, i am sorry. totally sorry. that was my fault. i accept full responsibility. even though you did provoke me, you know. so the blame is probably 70/30 on you, you know. also, i think a lot of the reason i just yelled is because of the cancer i had which is not an excuse. you know, i mean, unless you think it is. the most important thing is i never, ever
's rewriting his story. lance armstrong and an apology. >>> and good evening, i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center, we continue to track these dropping numbers already 36 in napa right now, the big chill there. 45 in san jose. all this cold weather has decreased our air quality. we'll talk more about how long this weather trend lasts coming up in a few minutes. >>> a tell-all to oprah. lance armstrong admitted to doping to oprah. he gave a limited confession about his use of performance enhancing drugs. the associated press is reporting the 41-year-old armstrong apologized to livestrong staffers for all the stress they've endured because of him. he left the cancer awareness campaign after doping allegations led to officials stripping him of his seven tour de france titles and banning him from all future races. the interview with armstrong will air this thursday on the own network. >>> let's turn things over to jess and talk about the next couple of days. >> a little bit. a warm-up is all relative, right? >> we'll have 60s coming our way and where it feels like 32 degrees right now at 6:43 c
's the first thing you see when you walk into bob's house, the yellow jersey signed by the man himself, lance armstrong. >> it's a constant reminder of how it all began. >> reporter: in 2001, he fought testicular cancer for the second time. overwhelmed by 26 rounds of chemotherapy. >> it was the tumor the size of a big cantaloupe. and a cucumber up his neck. >> it made him fight for his life. and he won. >> reporter: the couple met armstrong several times, after raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for his organization. but with his admission of doping today, they're conflicted. >> they treated people, maybe not the right way over time. but you can't take away what he's done with his name and helped the millions of people who have been diagnosed with cancer. >> shame on lance. but in the same breath, congratulations to him for, you know, his fight with cancer. and it's thanks to that we are where we are now. >> reporter: and it's something else that turned him into an everyday symbol of appreciation. when hammer met him in 2001, he was 48 hours away from having surgery that would prevent
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